Gnemon urens (Aubl.) Kuntze
Gnetum melinonii Benoist
Gnetum thoa Brongn.
Thoa urens Aubl.
Gnetum urens is a slender, evergree, climbing plant with woody, twining stems[
The stem is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of drinking water.
Large parts of the range include intact moist forest and many collections have been made within protected areas. Aside from general threats of deforestation, mining and expansion of urban areas, there are no major threats at present. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
River valleys near the coast[
]. River basins in flooded forests, black water swamps and tepuis[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Species in this genus usually prefer a position in light to deep shade, growing best in a moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
An exudate from the cut stems was drunk as a substitute for water in 18th century[
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